If you’re a parent in CHC, join in this new community!
City Harvest Church is proud to present its brand new website and Facebook group CityParents. Created to provide a welcoming space for parents in CHC to gather, exchange notes, garner advice and share stories, CityParents launches this weekend at www.cityparents.sg.
CityParents is headed by CHC staff member and mother of a toddler, Vivien Yap. “When I became a new mother, I experienced firsthand how crazy parenthood can be sometimes—the effort it takes to step out of the house with a near-hysterical baby in one hand, while balancing a filled-to-the-brim baby bag and a stroller with the other hand! Also, I have met young parents who find it hard to fully participate in church because they have their baby with them. I can appreciate the effort many of the CHC parents take to attend weekend services.”
Yap hopes to facilitate connections between young parents through CityParents, which will hold meet-ups at a later date. “We want them to feel connected to the church as every person and every parent is precious to us,” she explains.
The website features blogs and articles that cover parenting from birth to big kids. The team includes Yap, Lu Jiahui (the popular blogger behind Mumseword), Lynn Tan (an associate pastor at Harvest Kidz) and Theresa Tan (the editor of City News) and a number of CHC parents. Between them, they have children from newborns to teenagers, and they plan to present all the challenges and rewards of having kids at every stage.
The CityParents Facebook group is a closed group that is open only to CHC parents. Here is where you can ask questions and solicit non-professional parenting advice. To join the group, simply click on the Request to Join button.